Havana, Thursday 14 de November de 2019 03:45 am

Cuban FM to address UN in debate over US blockade against Cuba

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HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 8 (ACN) Bruno Rodriguez, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, will address the UN General Assembly (UNGA) today as part of the debate in that multilateral body that precedes the vote on the draft resolution presented on the need to end the US blockade against Cuba. This Wednesday, more than twenty representatives of delegations from various countries expressed their support for this draft and urged the U.S. government to put an end to the policy that has been in force for almost six decades.

It was demonstrated at the UN "a strong rejection to the illegal and criminal U.S. policy, in violation of international law, of a markedly extraterritorial character, which harms our people and constitutes the main hinder to our development," Rodriguez Parrilla posted on Twitter.
This week, the Cuban diplomat also denounced the U.S. State Department is intensifying pressure, particularly against six Latin American countries, to force them to change their traditional vote in favor of the draft resolution of the UN General Assembly calling for an end to the U.S. blockade.
The debate this year takes place when there has been deterioration in bilateral relations as a result of the application of more than fifty measures by the Donald Trump administration, mainly through financial persecution and obstacles to foreign investment and Cuba's fuel supply.
According to the report that Cuba is presenting this time, this hostile policy has caused it in almost six decades of application, material losses that exceed 138.840 billion dollars, and immeasurable human damages.
The document states that more than 77 percent of the Cuban population was born and grew up under the blockade imposed by Washington, considered the main obstacle to the development of the Cuban economy.

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